Jon (j_b) wrote,

Network Solutions incompetence as a domain name registrar. (Do not use them.)

So... I have a problem in that even though I've changed the address of one of my domain's nameservers, the domain name registrar is still having a bad 'Glue Record' published.

Some Googling reveals that this has been a problem with Network Solutions for years. At one point in time, there was a section of their website you could go to to fix bad glue records. That section is no longer there.

"Oh well," I think. "I guess I'll have to open a support request and have them fix it." I take the time to write up a correct support request, including samples of the correct data coming from my server, and the incorrect data coming from their servers. I then hit send.

I am then rewarded with a bunch of boilerplate copy-pasted text [stuffed with Microsoft Office 'smart tags' in the HTML] from 'Ramelijan001' in Manila.

Subject: Network Solutions Service Request # 1-399852921
Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 10:11:29 +0800
Message-ID: <>
From: "Network Solutions" <>

Dear Jonathan Bailey,

Thank you for contacting Network Solutions Customer Service Department.
We are committed to creating the best Customer experience possible. One
of the first ways we can demonstrate our commitment to this goal is to
quickly and efficiently handle your recent request.

Please be informed that although your domain name is registered to
Network Solutions, you have pointed this to your own servers. Thus
modifying any records for the servers should be done within your

We apologize for the late response and for any inconvenience this has
caused you.

We hope this information has been helpful. However, if you have any
additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer
Service Department.

Please do not respond to this e-mail. If you have any additional
questions, you can reach us via e-mail by completing our online form at or by
phone at 1-888-642-9675, from outside the U.S. or Canada, please call
1-570-708-8788 and provide Service Request # 1-399852921.

Thank you for choosing Network Solutions.



Network Solutions Customer Support

Obnoxious HTML stripped out for reader sanity.

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